This year’s Roundtable is devoted to the challenges and opportunities which face manufacturers and retailers as they seek solutions to common problems. What will retailing look like?
Michael Jary of oC&C Strategy Consultants will analyze the forces driving retailing and how retailers can cope with the changes. How do manufacturers see their future? PLMA has commissioned an exclusive study of suppliers and what needs to be done. Judith Kolenburg presents the study’s findings and Edgar Elzerman moderates a panel of manufacturers and retailers who will discuss the problems the industry faces and how to overcome them.
Looking into the future, the Conference will also focus on the growing popularity of Siri, Alexa and the other artificial voices which may represent the next game changing twist for private label marketing. Plus, David Jago of Mintel presents a special session on new Product trends.
“For more than 20 years, PLMA’s Roundtable Conference has given participants insight and information about trends in the private label marketplace. The conference venue rotates among major European markets. This year, the Roundtable Conference will be held in Dublin, where traditional supermarkets and discounters have been locked in competition for market share,” said the organizers.
As in previous programs, Roundtable participants will visit major stores to see how their categories are promoted. David Berry of Kantar Worldpanel will profile the market in Ireland. Make plans to attend this year’s Roundtable.